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Take Me Home Tonight



by
Morgan Matson

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR
ISBN
9781481498982
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Mild Violence
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.

Two girls. One night. Zero phones.

Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?

Well. Kind of a lot?

They’re barely off the train before they’re dealing with destroyed phones, family drama, and unexpected Pomeranians. Over the next few hours, they’ll have to grapple with old flames, terrible theater, and unhelpful cab drivers. But there are also cute boys to kiss, parties to crash, dry cleaning to deliver (don’t ask), and the world’s best museum to explore.

Over the course of a wild night in the city that never sleeps, both Kat and Stevie will get a wake-up call about their friendship, their choices…and finally discover what they really want for their future.

That is, assuming they can make it to Grand Central before the clock strikes midnight.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

416

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2021

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction, Romance

Topics

Best friends. Friendship. Adventure and adventurers. Theater. High schools. New York City. Cell phones. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up–After the cast list for the fall play isn’t posted and Stevie’s birthday night out with her dad is canceled, best friends and theater kids Kat and Stevie sneak off to NYC together unsupervised. When they run into Stevie’s stepsister at Grand Central she asks them to run a quick errand for her, but a comedy of errors lands them outside of her apartment with her dog but no key. Their quest to locate a spare key leads to more misadventures: Stevie’s phone falls on the subway tracks and is crushed, then the girls are separated, and Stevie is almost mugged. Their separate escapades over the next few hours, and more when they reconnect, are too fantastical to feel real. They meet celebrities, run into friends and relatives, and see multiple amazing sights. The friend maintaining their cover story back in Connecticut, Teri, ends up babysitting, then gets herself and the kids kidnapped and involved with the CIA. Stevie and Kat’s friendship feels solid, honest, and real. The events of the evening, however, feel contrived and false. Each character is carefully crafted and easily distinguishable, no small feat with the size of this cast. The writing is excellent and draws in the reader with details. Kat is white, Stevie has olive skin, and Teri has a Chinese surname. VERDICT A fun romp for readers who love theater and don’t mind suspending their disbelief.–Kelly Jo Lasher, Middle Township H.S., Cape May Court House, NJ

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up–After the cast list for the fall play isn’t posted and Stevie’s birthday night out with her dad is canceled, best friends and theater kids Kat and Stevie sneak off to NYC together unsupervised. When they run into Stevie’s stepsister at Grand Central she asks them to run a quick errand for her, but a comedy of errors lands them outside of her apartment with her dog but no key. Their quest to locate a spare key leads to more misadventures: Stevie’s phone falls on the subway tracks and is crushed, then the girls are separated, and Stevie is almost mugged. Their separate escapades over the next few hours, and more when they reconnect, are too fantastical to feel real. They meet celebrities, run into friends and relatives, and see multiple amazing sights. The friend maintaining their cover story back in Connecticut, Teri, ends up babysitting, then gets herself and the kids kidnapped and involved with the CIA. Stevie and Kat’s friendship feels solid, honest, and real. The events of the evening, however, feel contrived and false. Each character is carefully crafted and easily distinguishable, no small feat with the size of this cast. The writing is excellent and draws in the reader with details. Kat is white, Stevie has olive skin, and Teri has a Chinese surname. VERDICT A fun romp for readers who love theater and don’t mind suspending their disbelief.–Kelly Jo Lasher, Middle Township H.S., Cape May Court House, NJ

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